Postdoctoral Scholar

Irvine, California (US)
Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales.
July 15 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Mei Kong in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in the School of Biological Sciences at University of California, Irvine. Qualified candidate will be nominated for a T32 training grant in Cancer Biology & Therapeutics at Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Using a combination of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology and mouse models, the Kong lab studies how nutrient/metabolism regulates tumor development with a major goal to use metabolites to inhibit tumor growth and sensitize therapeutic responses (Nat Cancer. 1(3):345-358; Nat Commun. 11(1):3326; Nat Cell Biol. 18(10):1090; Nat Commun.10(1):809; Mol Cell, 50(2):200-11; Genes & Dev; 30(16):1837). Detailed publications can be found here:

The candidate should be a recent graduate with a PhD, MD/PhD or MD degree.  The ideal candidate should be self-motivated and have a strong foundation in cell biology, signaling pathways, bioinformatics, epigenetics/genetics, or metabolic related diseases.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Dr. Mei Kong at

UCI is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


Irvine, CA. Irvine is ranked the safest city in the US for the 13th Year and located 40 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego. UC Irvine is close to the beaches, mountains, and attractions of Southern California.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – most recent
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

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